New York Mets: A.J. Jimenez

Minors 5.17.14: Koch wins 5th straight

May, 17, 2014
May 17
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LAS VEGAS 6, EL PASO 4: Brandon Allen homered as part of a 2-for-5 night as Vegas improved to 31-11. Buddy Carlyle, Zack Thornton and Vic Black (sixth save) combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5: Travis Taijeron doubled twice and Kevin Plawecki drove in two runs in Binghamton’s fourth straight win. Binghamton broke a scoreless tie in the third against Fisher Cats starter Matt Boyd. Taijeron had a leadoff double and Wilfredo Tovar plated him by bouncing a single off Boyd’s foot and up the middle. Following a wild

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pitch that moved Tovar into scoring position, Brian Burgamy produced an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. Plawecki capped the inning's scoring by singling to right. Burgamy raced home from second, and needed an acrobatic headfirst dive to avoid a tag. B-Mets starter Rainy Lara's scoreless effort ended in the fourth on Ryan Schimpf's solo homer. Lara then retired seven of the next eight batters. Taijeron struck again for the B-Mets in the sixth. With two outs and Jayce Boyd at first, Taijeron smoked a 1-2 pitch from reliever John Anderson off the top of the left-field fence for his second double of the game. Boyd scored from first to give the B-Mets a 4-1 advantage. Schimpf's second solo homer of the game pulled New Hampshire within 4-2 in the sixth. A half-inning later, Binghamton opened a four-run lead. Anderson bounced a pickoff throw to first, prompting Darrell Ceciliani to scamper to second. With the ball still loose, Ceciliani tried for third. Right fielder Matt Newman’s throw hit Ceciliani, enabling him to race home. Cory Vaughn and Plawecki followed by posting back-to-back two-out doubles. Lara was chased from the game in the seventh. With runners at the corners, Peter Mooney stroked an RBI double. Reliever John Church entered and surrendered a run-producing infield single to Jon Berti. Kenny Wilson followed with an RBI groundout, cutting Binghamton’s lead to 6-5. Church intentionally walked Schimpf, then retired A.J. Jimenez. Church added a perfect eighth. Cody Satterwhite struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save in affiliated baseball since July 23, 2011, when he was a Gulf Coast League Tiger. Lara (4-1) matched a season high with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 3: Unbeaten Matt Koch allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings en route to his fifth win in his last five starts. The Mets scored four eighth-inning

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runs to break a 2-all tie. Flying Tigers second baseman Curt Powell booted a ball with one out in the eighth that allowed Maikis De La Cruz to reach safely. Dilson Herrera followed with a double to place two in scoring position. Lakeland intentionally walked Brandon Nimmo to load the bases, but the plan backfired when Florida State League RBI leader T.J. Rivera singled to plate De La Cruz and put the Mets up 3-2. Jairo Perez then drew a bases-loaded walk and Cam Maron lined his third single of the game to plate another run and make it 5-2. Gilbert Gomez capped the frame's scoring on a sac fly. Koch got one out in the bottom of the eighth before surrendering a single and departing. Randy Fontanez recorded the final five outs. The Mets had taken a 1-0 lead in the third when Herrera got caught in a rundown but kept himself alive long enough to allow De La Cruz to score from third. Lakeland made it 1-1 in the fourth when Chad Wright tripled and scored on a wild pitch. James Robbins gave the Flying Tigers a brief lead when he opened the fifth with a homer. The Mets tied the score in the sixth when Herrera doubled and reached home on Perez's two-out single. Herrera went 3-for-5. Maron went 3-for-4. Box

CHARLESTON 3, SAVANNAH 1: The Gnats (28-13) had runners on base in each inning, but finished 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. The RiverDogs scored a pair of unearned runs in the first against starter Robert Gsellman, in his return from the disabled list after a three-week absence. Shortstop Gavin Cecchini had a game-opening fielding error. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar collected RBI singles later in the frame. Charleston added a run in the fifth against reliever John Mincone, on Michael O’Neill's RBI single. The Gnats scored their lone run in the ninth. Champ Stuart began the inning by beating out an infield single with a dive into first. He advanced to second on Cecchini’s single and scored on Stefan Sabol’s infield tapper. Stuart, in his second game as a Gnat, finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base. L.J. Mazzilli was 3-for-5 to lift his season average to .250. Box

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Minors 5.16.14: Frenchy pitches vs. 51s

May, 17, 2014
May 17
12:18
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LAS VEGAS 10, EL PASO 2: Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings. He threw 93 pitches (56 strikes). For the third time this season, Jeff Francoeur finished a lopsided game on the mound against the 51s. This time, Frenchy surrendered a ninth-inning three-run homer to Andrew Brown. Francoeur now has a 6.23 ERA in five Pacific Coast League appearances this season. Entering this outing, he had limited opponents to two hits and two hit batters while striking out three in 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Matt den Dekker opened Friday's scoring with a leadoff homer in the first. He finished 3-for-5 with two extra-base hits and three runs scored. Josh Satin went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: Brian Burgamy’s go-ahead, three-run double highlighted Binghamton’s four-run eighth. Trailing 6-4 and with Jayce Boyd on first base

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with one out after a walk, Wilfredo Tovar and Kyle Johnson greeted new reliever Dustin Antolin with consecutive singles, loading the bases. Burgamy then lifted a 2-0 pitch into the left-field corner. Jon Berti, playing his fourth career game in the outfield, reached up on the run, but had the drive kick off his glove and rattle off the fence. Three runs scored on Burgamy’s double, giving the B-Mets the lead. Kevin Plawecki tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single. Staked to a 4-0 lead, B-Mets starter Matt Bowman surrendered six runs in the third -- all unearned. Matt Clark booted Peter Mooney’s groundball at first to start the frame. Jon Berti took his place on a fielder’s choice and came home with New Hampshire’s first run when Kenny Wilson tripled off the left-center wall. Bowman then hit A.J. Jimenez, uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Wilson to scamper home and loaded the bases on back-to-back two-out walks. Andy Fermin cashed in on Bowman’s wildness with his first career grand slam, giving New Hampshire a 6-4 lead. Bowman retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced after Fermin’s homer and exited after six innings. After tossing a perfect seventh and benefiting from Binghamton’s four-run eighth, Jon Velasquez (2-2) returned for the bottom half and teamed with Adam Kolarek to post a scoreless inning. Chasen Bradford worked around a two-out single in a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save. Bowman struck out a career-high 12 -- the most by a B-Mets pitcher in one game since at least 2007. Plawecki reached base safely in all five plate appearances -- on three hits and two hit-by-pitches. Kyle Johnson has hit safely in nine straight games. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 4: Luis Cessa limited Lakeland to one run and four hits in six innings to earn his third straight win. Cessa struck out three and did not walk a batter. In

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his last three outings, he has given up three runs in 19 innings while striking out 11 and walking two. The Mets spotted Cessa a 5-0 lead. Cam Maron led off the second with a solo homer and Gilbert Gomez followed with a double. Eudy Pina beat out a double-play ball later in the inning to score Gomez. Brandon Nimmo tripled for the second straight game in the third inning and came home on T.J. Rivera’s groundout. Rivera now leads the Florida State League with 34 RBIs. In the fifth, Phillip Evans and Cole Frenzel hit back-to-back sacrifice flies, plating Maron and Gomez, to increase the lead to five runs. James Robbins got the Flying Tigers on the board with a solo homer against Cessa in the fifth. Jairo Perez got the run back for the Mets in the eighth with his fifth homer, making it 6-1. Ryan Fraser retired the side in order in the bottom of the eighth and got the first batter out in the ninth, but the Flying Tigers wouldn’t go quietly. Evans committed a throwing error that would have been the second out of the ninth. Instead, the Tyler Hanover reached. The Flying Tigers laced four consecutive singles, the last by Jared Reaves, to plate three runs and make it 6-4. With the tying run on first and one out, Fraser buckled down to strike out Dixon Machado and Chad Wright looking to end the game. Gomez went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Maron and Dilson Herrera had two hits apiece. In a rehab appearance, Gonzalez Germen (virus) pitched a scoreless seventh. Box

SAVANNAH 11, GREENVILLE 3
GREENVILLE 4, SAVANNAH 1:
The Gnats scored in each of their first five turns at bat in Game 1 to support Miller Diaz. Diaz struck out eight over five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.74 while earning his fourth win. Jeff McNeil, who had three hits, was one of four Gnats who reached base safely three times in the opener. Gavin Cecchini doubled and walked twice, L.J. Mazzilli doubled and walked twice and Dominic Smith singled twice and walked. The Gnats scored first in Game 2 with a run in the bottom of the first, but did not cross home plate again. On the hill, John Gant cruised through the first three innings, striking out six, but allowed two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Box 1, Box 2

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Minors 7.5.13: Jeyckol 3-run HR lifts K-Mets

July, 5, 2013
7/05/13
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TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Justin Hampson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs as Tucson claimed a walk-off victory. Las Vegas started Matt Fox tossed six scoreless innings. Ruben Tejada was 1-for-3 with a walk. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth to hand the B-Mets (52-31) their first road loss in more than two weeks. Facing reliever Ryan Fraser with two on and two outs, Schimpf produced his league-leading 17th long ball. Fraser (0-1) suffered his first blown save. Darrell Ceciliani and Blake Forsythe had produed consecutive solo homers a half-inning earlier to stake Binghamton to a 5-3 lead and chase New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. It was Ceciliani's first homer since May 26, snapping a 26-game drought. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon struck out five while allowing three runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision. In the first, A.J. Jimenez homered against Cohoon. Binghamton tied the score in the second against McGuire on Forsythe's bases-loaded, run-scoring groundout. In the third, Rhyne Hughes forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk. Travis Taijeron staked Binghamton to a 3-1 lead with a sacrifice fly. The Fisher Cats broke through in the fifth against Cohoon. After a hit batsman and single, Kevin Ahrens laced an RBI single. Adam Loewen followed with a run-producing fielder’s choice, tying the score at 3. Chase Huchingson struck out three in two scoreless innings to close Binghamton’s pitching tab. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 1: St. Lucie starter Matt Bowman (4-2) surrendered four runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Marlins prospect Christian Yelich produced a solo homer against Bowman in the first inning. St. Lucie's lone run came in the seventh on consecutive doubles by Nelfi Zapata and Charley Thurber. Box

GREENVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 4: Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden (4-1) surrendered four runs while recording only one out in the sixth as Greenville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Eudy Pina contributed a solo homer in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 5, JOHNSON CITY 3: Jeyckol De Leon produced a three-run homer in a four-run fifth for the K-Mets (5-9). Yoan Gonzalez earned the win in relief, allowing one run in four innings. Robert Coles earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed a pair of hits, but stranded both runners in scoring position by coaxing a game-ending lineout from Ronnierd Garcia back to the pitcher. Box

ABERDEEN 6, BROOKLYN 5 (11 innings): The Cyclones (6-12) forced extra innings with a four-run eighth, highighted by Anthony Chavez's three-run homer. But Shawn Teufel surrendered a leadoff double to Jared Breen in the bottom of the 11th. Breen scored the winning run when first baseman Alex Sanchez had a throwing error on Kris Richards' ensuing sacrifice bunt. Box

GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 6: Starter Jenrry Mejia, returning from a forearm issue that nagged him since spring training, allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and issued two wild pitches in four innings. Trailing 7-4, the Mets (2-9) got a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth from first-round pick Dominic Smith. But after Oswald Caraballo pinch-ran for Smith, Wuilmer Becerra struck out swinging against Michael Boyden to end the game. Mets second baseman Leon Canelon went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and scored twice. Box

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Around the minors 5.13.12

May, 13, 2012
5/13/12
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BUFFALO 7, CHARLOTTE 6: When Josh Edgin replaced Fernando Cabrera in the bottom of the ninth, his task was simple: Get one out and the Bisons' three-game losing streak would be over. Easier said than done, but Edgin ultimately was up to the challenge. Charlotte's Dan Johnson popped out to shortstop Omar Quintanilla. The Bisons had not made it easy on themselves. With his club down 7-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Charlotte's Jim Gallagher singled to start things off. Ray Olmedo then walked. Cabrera rebounded to strike out two, but Drew Garcia then ripped a two-run double. Herd manager Wally Backman inserted Edgin at that point for his first Triple-A save. Trailing 4-2, the Herd produced a five-run eighth. Lucas May opened the inning with a single, and Fred Lewis reached with one out on a throwing error that sent May to second. Vinny Rottino then provided a double that scored May, at which point the Knights made a pitching change with a 4-3 lead. The change proved ineffective, as the Herd scored four more runs. After Valentino Pascucci struck out, Matt Tuiasosopo came through with a single that scored Lewis and Rottino for a 5-4 lead. Josh Satin and Dustin Martin then produced consecutive RBI doubles. Matt Harvey got the start for the Herd and did not factor in the decision. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Kuhn. Elvin Ramirez (2-0) relieved Harvey and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets belted three homers to match a season high, including a go-ahead blast by Jefry Marte in the seventh. The seesaw battle saw Binghamton grab its first lead using a two-out rally against starter Randy Boone in the third. Rylan Sandoval started the charge with a double and Pedro Zapata followed by reaching on third baseman Mark Sobolewski’s throwing error. Matt den Dekker extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run double. The Fisher Cats answered the following half-inning. With two outs and a runner on, Sobolewski hammered his league-leading eighth homer to tie the score. After a hit batsman and a single, Brian Van Kirk delivered a two-run double. The B-Mets answered with a pair of long balls in the fifth. Sean Kazmar ripped a homer and den Dekker tied the score with a shot off the batter’s eye. Kazmar’s homer was his first since July 2011. New Hampshire took the lead right back with another two-out hit the next half-inning. Brian Van Kirk laced a run-scoring single to plate Sobolewski, giving the Fisher Cats a 5-4 advantage. It was the final inning for Greg Peavey, who allowed five runs on seven hits over five frames.

Trailing by one with two men aboard in the sixth, Travis Ozga delivered. After going hitless in his first 16 at bats against the Fisher Cats in 2012, Ozga dumped an RBI single to right against reliever Danny Farquhar to score Eric Campbell and knot the game at 5. In the seventh against reliever Aaron Loup with two outs, Juan Lagares reached on another throwing error by Sobolewski. Marte immediately launched a two-run homer to give Binghamton a 7-5 lead. It was Marte’s first home run with the B-Mets. After Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, the Fisher Cats threatened in the eighth by putting two men aboard with one out against Jeff Kaplan. After falling behind Brian Jeroloman 1-0, Kaplan was replaced by Robert Carson. Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano countered by pinch-hitting for Jeroloman with A.J. Jimenez. Jimenez popped out in foul territory and Justin Jackson flied out to end the threat. It did not get any easier for Carson in the ninth after two singles and a wild pitch put runners at second and third with one out. Mike McDade cut the deficit to one with a sac fly, but Brad Glenn stranded the tying run at second by striking out on three pitches. Rodriguez (2-0) has not allowed a run in more than 13 innings on the hill. Carson collected his first career save. The B-Mets (17-18) enjoy a day off Monday. Box

SAVANNAH at HICKORY (ppd): Box

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Around the minors 5.12.12

May, 12, 2012
5/12/12
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CHARLOTTE 5, BUFFALO 4: Hector Gimenez's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth against Justin Hampson lifted Charlotte to the win. Valentino Pascucci's three-run homer in the seventh had staked Buffalo to a 4-2 lead. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two runs on four hits while striking out eight and walking one in six innings. Vinny Rottino went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI in his return to the Bisons. Former Cub Bobby Scales has left the team and will play in Japan. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 0: Darin Gorski surrendered a career-high 10 hits and the B-Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base in their fourth shutout loss of the season. The Fisher Cats scratched out the game’s first run in the third. Brian Van Kirk singled to start the frame against Gorski (2-2) and scored two batters later on John Tolisano’s double. In the fourth, following a leadoff walk to A.J. Jimenez, New Hampshire plated four runs on four hits. Brad Glenn drove in two with a double, and Ryan Goins and Koby Clemens each collected RBI singles. The Fisher Cats ended Gorski’s day with four straight hits to start the fifth. Jimenez laced an RBI single and Mark Sobolewski delivered the final blow with a three-run homer. Gorski allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and struck out five in four innings. Kevin Mulvey entered and retired all three he faced to end the inning. After a bumpy first inning in which he allowed a hit to Matt den Dekker on his first pitch of the game, Fisher Cats starter Yohan Pino settled in for a fine performance. The righty struck out seven and allowed three hits over six scoreless innings. He retired the final seven he faced and 12 of the last 13 B-Mets. Eric Campbell later roped a triple against Clint Everts, but the B-Mets failed to score in the eighth. Danny Farquhar allowed two hits, but struck out three to close the game. Brad Holt and Robert Carson closed out the pitching tab for Binghamton with three scoreless innings. The B-Mets (16-18) complete their four-game set against the Fisher Cats Sunday as right-hander Greg Peavey opposes right-hander Randy Boone. Box

BREVARD COUNTY 9, ST. LUCIE 1: Danny Muno's third-inning homer accounted for St. Lucie's lone run. Chase Huchingson started and allowed two runs on one hit and five walks in three innings. Box

SAVANNAH 8, HICKORY 4: Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero had consecutive homers in a five-run third inning for the Gnats and Travis Taijeron added a two-run homer in the fifth. Michael Fulmer (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five innings. Box

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Around the minors 5.11.12

May, 11, 2012
5/11/12
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CHARLOTTE 3, BUFFALO 2 (10 innings): With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Jack Egbert relieved Josh Edgin. Hector Gimenez singled to score Greg Golson, and Charlotte knocked off the Bisons. Edgin had replaced Dylan Owen heading into the 10th, and Golson took advantage with a leadoff double. A sacrifice bunt sent Golson to third, giving Gimenez the opportunity to display his late heroics. The Bisons had a chance of their own in the top of the 10th, but could not capitalize. Lucas May opened the extra frame with a double, but Knights pitcher Gregory Infante was able to retire the next three Bisons batters in order. Down 2-1 entering the top of the ninth, Valentino Pascucci opened the frame with a double. Michael Fisher pinch ran. Josh Satin then ripped a single, scoring Fisher and tying the score. The Knights had opened the scoring with a first-inning Dan Johnson single that scored Golson. It took the Bisons seven innings to produce any runs. Trailing 1-0 through six, Matt Tuiasosopo produced a double that scored Pascucci. The Knights responded with a run in the eighth. Garrett Olson started for the Bisons and produced a quality start, allowing four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Olson had 10 strikeouts and one walk. He received a no-decision. Edgin was charged with the loss. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, NEW HAMPSHIRE 4: The B-Mets pounded out 13 hits, including three home runs, and starter Gonzalez Germen fired seven innings. Matt den Dekker started the attack in a five-run first with a leadoff single off Deck McGuire. After a wild pitch moved him to second, Josh Rodriguez gave the B-Mets the lead for good with an RBI single. Raul Reyes followed with a hit, and Jefry Marte doubled Binghamton’s lead with a run-scoring single. After McGuire walked Reese Havens to load the bases, Juan Lagares produced another run with a groundout. Eric Campbell ended McGuire’s night with a two-run double. The righty recorded only one out, his shortest career outing. By the time Fernando Hernandez struck out Pedro Zapata to end the frame, the B-Mets held a 5-0 lead. Given a five-run edge, Germen got off to a bumpy start. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits while walking two in the bottom half. He escaped further damage by inducing Brad McElroy to fly out with the bases loaded to end the inning. Den Dekker kicked the lead back to five with a long-overdue homer in the fourth. The center fielder crushed the first pitch he saw from Matt Daly to right for a two-run shot. It was Binghamton’s first homer since May 3 -- a drought of 67 innings and 277 plate appearances. Rodriguez kept the offense rolling with another homer in the sixth, a three-run shot. Campbell added a solo blast off Aaron Loup in the eighth. It was Binghamton’s first multi-homer game since it hit three against Portland on April 15. Germen settled down after his spotty first inning, facing the minimum from the second through the sixth. He surrendered one run on three consecutive hits in the seventh before inducing A.J. Jimenez to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end his night. Germen (1-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out three in seven frames to earn his first Double-A victory. Edgar Ramirez took over in the eighth and wrapped up the game, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. Mike McDade tagged him for a solo home run. The B-Mets (16-17) look to secure the series win Saturday. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Yohan Pino. Box

ST. LUCIE 11, BREVARD COUNTY 2: Richard Lucas had three hits and Danny Muno, Robbie Shields and Francisco Pena drove in two runs apiece. Ryan Fraser tossed 3 2/3 scoreless, no-hit relief innings. Box

HICKORY 3, SAVANNAH 1: Tyler Pill struck out 10 while limiting Hickory to two runs in six innings but suffered the loss. T.J. Rivera homered to account for the Gnats' lone run. Box

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Around the Mets minors 4.24.12

April, 25, 2012
4/25/12
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LEHIGH VALLEY 4, BUFFALO 3 (11 innings): Scott Podsednik singled home Erik Kratz in the bottom of the 11th inning after Buffalo had rallied from three runs down. For the second time this season, the IronPigs were able to best Herd reliever Jack Egbert (0-2). Kratz singled to left on a groundball through the left side of the infield with one out in the 11th inning. The Lehigh Valley catcher moved to second on a walk to Andres Blanco and was able to beat the throw home from the newest Bison, Dustin Martin, on Podsednik's single. The IronPigs also defeated Egbert on April 19, in Buffalo. The reliever has allowed just three hits in nine innings against the rest of the International League North Division. The IronPigs took a 3-0 lead into the game's final innings. Vinny Rottino then started the Herd comeback with a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth. Omar Quintanilla's infield single scored Martin with two outs in the top of the ninth. Martin was signed by the Mets on Tuesday and activated to the Bisons roster. The Bisons got another quality start from their rotation. Garrett Olson didn't factor into the decision despite allowing just three runs in six innings. The southpaw is still in search of his first Bisons win despite a 2.92 ERA through four starts this year. The Bisons got two innings of scoreless relief from both Brad Holt and Fernando Cabrera in the loss. Prior to the game, the Mets recalled Zach Lutz from the Bisons. The infielder made his major league debut on Tuesday night with a strikeout as a pinch hitter for New York. Valentino Pascucci extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's averaged an even .300 (12-for-40) with two homers and seven RBIs over the stretch. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets collected eight hits -- but never more than one in any inning -- in suffering their Eastern League-leading third shutout loss. Binghamton starter Zack Wheeler battled through control issues to put up five scoreless innings in his fourth Double-A start. The righty matched a career-high with six walks, issuing at least one free pass in every inning. New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins side stepped his own jams, scattering six hits over six scoreless innings. The B-Mets' only threat to score against Jenkins came in the fourth. Juan Lagares led off the inning by ripping a line drive to center field. The blast sailed over Brad McElroy’s head and ricocheted off the fence back toward center field. Reading the carom, Lagares raced to third. McElroy tracked the ball down, but fumbled it, enticing Lagares to attempt to score. McElroy recovered and relayed the baseball to Ryan Goins, who fired home to nab Lagares at the plate, keeping the game scoreless. For the second straight start, the B-Mets offered no offensive support for Wheeler. The righty departed after five innings and was replaced by Erik Turgeon in the sixth. The Fisher Cats broke the tie against the righty. Brad Glenn led off with a double. John Tolisano walked. A.J. Jimenez lifted a fly ball to deep right field that glanced off the outstretched glove of Lagares for a triple, giving the visiting club a 2-0 lead. Jimenez crossed home later on McElroy’s fielder’s choice. Given a three-run cushion, Jenkins returned for the sixth and put up a scoreless inning. Former B-Met Clint Everts pitched a scoreless seventh before running into trouble in the eighth. A single by Oswaldo Navarro and a walk to Josh Rodriguez put two men aboard with no outs. The rally quickly died when Jefry Marte struck out and Lagares bounced into an inning-ending double play. After Mike McDade gave the Fisher Cats insurance with a home run off Armando Rodriguez in the top of the ninth, Ronald Uviedo worked a perfect frame to cap the New Hampshire victory. Turgeon was handed his second loss. The B-Mets (9-8) continue their series against the Fisher Cats on Wednesday. Left-hander Darin Gorski takes the ball for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

FORT MYERS 7, ST. LUCIE 1: Fort Myers recorded 14 hits and pulled away late with a three-run ninth as the Miracle snapped the St. Lucie Mets' 10-game winning streak. The Mets were dealt their first home loss. St. Lucie left-hander Chase Huchingson suffered his first loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Huchingson issued a season-high four walks and had three strikeouts. Huchingson came into the start with a 17 2/3 scoreless innings streak through three starts. Wilmer Flores hit his second home run of the season in the sixth inning, a solo blast over the left-field fence. Ryan Fraser pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up three hits with two strikeouts. Fort Myers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with three hits off Huchingson. They added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Fort Myers had a 4-1 lead entering the ninth, before pushing across three runs against Mets left-hander Hamilton Bennett. He allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts over two innings. Mets center fielder Andres Torres finished 0-for-4 in his second game with the Mets on a major league rehab assignment. He played the full game. DH Cesar Puello and first baseman Richard Lucas each went 2-for-4. Box

SAVANNAH 14, WEST VIRGINIA 5: T.J. Rivera went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs. Dustin Lawley added a three-run homer. All nine Gnats scored runs. Box

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Around the minors 4.18.12

April, 18, 2012
4/18/12
9:47
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: A day after snapping Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak, the Bisons won again by the same score as Jeremy Hefner (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. The only blemish on Hefner's line: an unearned run in the first inning on a passed ball. Hefner faced the minimum in innings four through seven. Hot-hitting Zach Lutz doubled home Bobby Scales in the fourth inning to tie the score. In the seventh, Scales provided the clutch hit with a two-out RBI double. Scales then scored along with Jordany Valdespin on Valentino Pascucci's two-run single. With a walk and a double, Scales upped his streak of getting on base twice to 11 straight games. His on-base percentage actually went down on Wednesday to .551 after going 1-for-3 with a walk. Justin Hampson retired all six batters he faced to earn his first save. Hampson's save was the second of his pro career. He earned the first on April 21, 2011 against Rochester. Buffalo will go for the series win Thursday afternoon, with Garrett Olson facing ex-Bison Scott Elarton. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the series finale. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets scratched out only two hits and were shut out for the second time this season. The game was a battle of prospects as Zack Wheeler made the start for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire for New Hampshire. With the help of timely Fisher Cats hits, McGuire triumphed. Wheeler turned in a solid performance in his third Double-A start. He struck out six in his first three innings before allowing a run in the fourth. Mike McDade led off the frame by dumping a single to left field. He advanced to second on a groundout and scored on Kevin Howard’s double to right-center. It was the only run allowed by Wheeler in his six innings. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two, but got no help from the offense. The B-Mets struggled to put solid contact on the ball against McGuire. The righty had just three strikeouts, but allowed only one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Binghamton threatened with two runners on base with one out in the second, but McGuire struck out Josh Rodriguez and induced Juan Centeno to ground out. Binghamton would not have another scoring chance until the seventh, when Eric Campbell walked to start the inning. Juan Lagares traded places with him on a fielder’s choice, but was quickly erased by catcher A.J. Jimenez on a steal attempt. McGuire’s night ended after he walked Travis Ozga with two outs. Former B-Met Clint Everts entered from the bullpen and allowed a single to Rodriguez, but bounced back to strike out Centeno, stranding both runners. After Everts breezed through the eighth and the Fisher Cats added an insurance run against Edgar Ramirez in the bottom of the inning, Ronald Uviedo took over in the ninth. He issued a pair of walks, but induced Centeno to pop out in foul territory to end the game. Uviedo earned his fourth save. The B-Mets (5-7) head back to Binghamton for a seven-game homestand, starting Thursday night against Portland. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3
SAVANNAH 2, ROME 0:
In the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, Savannah rallied with two seventh-inning runs for a comeback victory. Brian Harrison contributed a game-tying RBI double as part of a 4-for-5 game spanning two days. Jack Leathersich earned the save with two no-hit relief innings that included three strikeouts. In the regularly scheduled game, which was limited to seven innings, Rafael Montero and Estarlin Morel combined on a three-hit shutout. Savannah scored both runs in the final frame, all with two out. Charlie Thurber singled. Travis Taijeron walked. Then Gregory Pron and Luis Nieves contributed RBI singles. Box 1, Box 2

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Around the minors 4.17.12

April, 17, 2012
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: Chris Schwinden induced 12 fly-ball outs over seven innings of one-run ball as the Herd snapped Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak. Schwinden faced five more than the minimum through his seven innings. He struck out only one batter, but also only issued a one walk. The righty kept the outfielders busy with four fly-ball outs to left field, five to center and three more to right. Schwinden didn't allow more than one baserunner in any inning. The duo of Jack Egbert and Fernando Cabrera then kept the lead intact. Egbert increased his scoreless-innings streak to begin the season to eight with a 1-2-3 eighth. Cabrera worked the ninth for his third save. Trailing 1-0, the Bisons took the lead with two runs in the fifth inning against ex-Met Pat Misch. Lucas May hit Buffalo's first triple of the year to score Vinny Rottino from first base. Omar Quintanilla then gave the Herd the lead with a run-scoring groundout. Bobby Scales added insurance with a solo homer in the sixth. Scales also singled in the eighth to continue his streak of reaching base twice in all 10 games he has started this season. Buffalo plated a fourth run in the ninth inning when Domonic Brown dropped a deep fly ball off the bat of Josh Satin. Jordany Valdespin finished the game 0-for-4 and saw an end to his seven-game hitting streak. Zach Lutz went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .364. It was Lutz's fourth multi-hit game this homestand. Before May, the last Bisons catcher to triple was Josh Thole, on May 9, 2010 in Indianapolis. Misch (1-2) was charged with three runs and five hits while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs in the third inning. Binghamton started the scoring early against New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins. Sean Kazmar led off the game by walking and Oswaldo Navarro followed with a single. Matt den Dekker gave the B-Mets the lead and extended his hitting streak to nine games by ripping an RBI single past Mike McDade at first base. Navarro scored one batter later when Eric Campbell bounced into a double play. Binghamton truly turned up the heat in the third. The B-Mets set a season high for runs in an inning by crossing home six times on seven hits. Navarro, den Dekker, Campbell and Juan Lagares pounded out consecutive hits against Jenkins. Following a flyout by Travis Ozga, the B-Mets chased Jenkins with three straight hits, capped by Rylan Sandoval’s two-run triple. It was Sandoval’s first hit as a B-Met. Matt Wright entered in relief and doused the flames by inducing Kazmar to ground out. Wright struck out the side in order in the fourth, but hit a speed bump with two outs in the fifth. Josh Rodriguez started the rally by producing his first homer of the season. Juan Centeno followed with a double. He scored two batters later on Kazmar’s single. B-Mets starter Collin McHugh earned his second win of the trip. For the second straight start, McHugh racked up six strikeouts. He capped his night by fanning Brian Van Kirk to end the fifth. The righty allowed one run on four hits and walked two. His only blemish was a solo homer by Mark Sobolewski in the second. Up 10-1, Kevin Mulvey allowed the first three to reach to start the seventh, in his second inning. Ryan Goins cleared the bases with a triple. He scored one batter later on Van Kirk’s sacrifice fly. After a double and a walk, Robert Carson relieved Mulvey and ended the threat. The southpaw allowed the first two to reach in the eighth, but retired the next three Fisher Cats to post 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Josh Edgin took over in the ninth. Brad Glenn blasted a one-out solo homer. A.J. Jimenez followed by flying out and Sobolewski struck out to end the game. The B-Mets (5-6) complete their first trip of the season Wednesday night. It will be a matchup of top prospects as right-hander Zack Wheeler opposes right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 1: Gonzalez Germen limited Charlotte to one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario combined to blank the Stone Crabs, surrendering only one hit and one walk, the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk and two RBIs. Cesar Puello and Wilfredo Tovar also had two hits apiece. Box

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1 (suspended): The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning because of a power failure. Before the stoppage, Aderlin Rodriguez contributed an RBI triple and scored on Dustin Lawley's sacrifice fly in the third. The game will resume Wednesday. Box

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OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
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